How to get to Holbox from different Caribbean destinations? On the north coast of the Yucatan Peninsula is the island of Holbox, a place between the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico.
Holbox is the island of calm, an ideal place to relax and enjoy the natural environment. Despite not being in the Riviera Maya, it is identified with this area to be nearby. Somehow it has benefited from the proximity of a highly developed tourist coast, and has managed to remain intact in its natural beauty.
Holbox is one of the best beach destinations of the Mexican Caribbean. It has a landing strip, but it remains unpaved, this is Holbox.
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Content of the article
- How is it and what to expect from Holbox?
- HOW TO GET TO HOLBOX
- HOW TO GET TO HOLBOX FROM CANCUN
- HOW TO GET TO HOLBOX FROM PLAYA DEL CARMEN
- HOW TO GET TO HOLBOX FROM VALLADOLID
- HOW TO GET TO HOLBOX FROM TULUM
- HOW TO GET TO HOLBOX FROM MÉRIDA
- Do you think renting a car?
- Swim with the whale shark from Holbox:
- What to do in Holbox?
- Where to sleep in Holbox?
How is it and what to expect from Holbox?
Holbox It is a very accessible island to walk it, it has 2 km wide by 40 long. You do not end your endless beach, and during your walks you can see the different wild birds, sometimes even pink flamingos.
El small town it is concentrated practically in the same nucleus, the different lodges that have been appearing have stretched it along its north coast. Here you can move in golf carts, you can rent them to move around the island.
In Holbox you breathe calm everywhere, you'll immediately notice that no matter how fast you go, you're not going anywhere. This is the island, time ceases to exist, enters the calm 🙂
HOW TO GET TO HOLBOX
To get to the island of Holbox You must go to the town of Chiquilá. This town has benefited from the tourism that arrives in Holbox, where they give parking for cars. It's your business, so they take care of the cars so that nothing happens to them, while you enjoy the stay.
The last ferry from Chiquilá to Holbox is at 8 in the afternoon. Each ferry ride is 150 pesos per person
From Chiquilá ferries and boats leave to Holbox: The journey takes 20 minutes across the Yalahau lagoon, where we have had to see dolphins on more than one occasion. You can cross by ferry (there are two companies that operate with continuous schedules) or by small boat, all options cost the same. With this spectacular arrival, Holbox already earns your sympathy, until it ends up conquering you hopelessly.
HOW TO GET TO HOLBOX FROM CANCUN
The buses (walkways) of the ADO depart from the central terminal of Av. Tulum.
SCHEDULES AND TIME: output to the 10: 30, duration 3 hours and 30 minutes, price over 270 Mexican pesos. IN TAXI: A taxi from Cancun costs you about 1900 pesos the way, 4 people enter the taxi. BY CAR: less than 2 journey hours for the fee (120 pesos price), 2 hours and a little more for free.
HOW TO GET TO HOLBOX FROM PLAYA DEL CARMEN
The ADO buses leave from the two terminals of Playa del Carmen. SCHEDULES AND TIME: outputs 8: 30, 8: 50, 9: 25, 10 hours, duration between 2 hours and two and a half hours by bus, prices around 280 Mexican pesos. BY CAR: for the one of quota 2 hours and little, by the free 3 hours. Fee are about 280 pesos, exit to Holbox well indicated.
Check the bus schedule and price directly on the ADO page. Remember that destiny is Chiquilá
HOW TO GET TO HOLBOX FROM VALLADOLID
The ADO buses depart from the central terminal, two blocks from the central park. SCHEDULES AND TIME: leaves daily bus to the 9.45, lasts 2: 30 hours and costs 200 pesos. There are other options on the second category bus or going through Tizimín. BY CAR: 2 hours and little approximate journey.
HOW TO GET TO HOLBOX FROM TULUM
The ADO bus departs from the town terminal. SCHEDULES AND TIME: to the 8: 10 and it takes 3 hours and 40 minutes, price of 360 pesos. BY CAR: You can take the free one towards Cobá and take the detour to Nuevo Durango, or the fee from Playa del Carmen. More comfortable the fee, for more or less time 3 hours both options.
HOW TO GET TO HOLBOX FROM MÉRIDA
The ADO buses leave from the two terminals of Playa del Carmen. SCHEDULES AND TIME: leaves at 6: 45 and another half hour faster at 7: 15, duration of 5 hours and a half the length, price 430 pesos. There are other options on the second category bus or going through Tizimín. BY CAR: 3 hours 45 approximate journey minutes.
Do you think renting a car?
I usually encourage you to go out by car, I think it's a great option. I leave you the Tips for driving around the Peninsula in case you were thinking about doing it. To rent a car you will need to be over 18 years old (some companies over 21 years old, and others from 25), a Driver's license (driving license) and credit card.
I recommend you book your car online months before, especially if you travel in peak times such as Christmas, Easter or summer. They tend to increase prices as the date approaches, just as it happens with airline tickets. You do not need an 4 × 4 to travel the Peninsula, the roads are good and safe. If you have any questions write us and we try to solve.
Book from this Rentalcars link, they give you the comparison of prices between companies and opinions of other customers.
Swim with the whale shark from Holbox:
Holbox Island began to be known for being pioneers in the excursions to swim with the whale shark, the biggest fish in the world, an animal that overwhelms you. This activity is carried out mid June to mid September, a great excuse to come on these dates.
Years ago in these dates the island was filled, now they have a high level of occupation throughout the year. The inhabitants of Holbox have always lived off the wealth provided by the sea, now the whale shark is one of their most precious assets.
What to do in Holbox?
Over time it has become a Desired destination by lovers of relaxation, nature and the sea. During the year you can make different excursions by boat to discover corners of the island, go fishing, go horseback riding, go golf cart (prices range from 200 pesos an hour), walk quietly along the long beach, practice kitesurfing if the wind allows it or lie down in a hammock. Take the opportunity to eat good fresh fish at the restaurants or try the lobster pizza. It's your time in Holbox, enjoy the island of calm.
Where to sleep in Holbox?
Holbox is not an economic destination, but since the offers have tripled in a short time, you will surely find your ideal place for your stay. The great difference is to be in front of the beach or in the town. Anyway, everything is so close to the beach that it is not a big problem either. As is normal, Oceanfront accommodations are paid more expensive.
I leave you the accommodation offers in Holbox so you can decide. Remember that if reservations through the blog, you do not get more expensive, you benefit from the offers, and it's a way to support my work upon receiving a small commission. Thank you sincerely to all who support the blog 🙂
Holbox It has been a tourist boom so big that it has not been outside of controversial situations and decisions. Hopefully Holbox, despite humans, survives as a natural place.
Island of Holbox, beachesLOCATION: Holbox is located north of the Peninsula, 150 km from Cancun. You can go for the fee or for the free from Cancun to Valladolid, the detour is well indicated Holbox, has no loss.
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? There is a bus from the Cancun airport, downtown Cancun and Playa del Carmen. All the buses arrive to Chiquilá, from here you take the ferry to Holbox Island. In private transportation, it calculates 1 hour 45 minutes from Cancun. A private taxi from Cancun to Holboxte departs for 1,900 pesos. From Mérida to Chiquilá there is a bus that takes 6 hours. Whatsapp contact for ADO buses: + 52 1 984 2141112
WHERE TO PARK THE CAR?: if you go by private car, in Chiquilá you will find parking lots to leave it. They do not cross cars to Holbox. Price 100 mxn per day, half day 50 pesos.
FERRY A HOLBOX SCHEDULES: the ferry to Holbox departs from the port of Chiquilá, the journey is 20 minutes. It leaves every half hour or so, from the 6 in the morning to the 20 in the evening. Out of ferry time you may be able to cross by private boat, which costs the same.
FERRY PRICE: 150 mxn tourist, local 80 mxn and INAPAM 90 pesos. In total round trip are 300 Mexican pesos.
TAXIS IN HOLBOX: A taxi, which are golf carts, takes you from the dock to your hotel for about 40 pesos. If you have a reservation, ask at your hotel if they have free transportation.
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